Bill Botting & The Two Drink Minimums – “Better Friends”

Following Allo Darlin’s decision sign-off at the end of last year the bands bass player Bill Botting has released his debut solo album via Fika Recordings and WIAIWYA, with help from a who’s who of indie pop including former Allo Darlin’ bandmate Paul Rains, Jonny Helm (The Wave Pictures), Tom Wade (Owl & Mouse) Laura K (Tigercats), Darren Hayman and Hannah Botting (Owl & Mouse) collectively The Two Drink Minimums, put them all together and the result is a wonderful indie-country-pop amalgam and a cover song of course, in this case the classic Graceland.

The Wave Pictures – album release and UK tour info

London based trio The Wave Pictures – Jonny Helm (drums), Dave Tattersall (guitar & vocals) and Franic Rozycki (bass) – return with their new album Bamboo Diner in The Rain via Moshi Moshi on the 11th of November and kick of series dates in support of the release starting at Manchesters Deaf Institute on the the 3rd.

UK Tour Dates:
Thu 03 Nov – Manchester – Deaf Institute
Fri 04 Nov – Halifax – Arden Road Social Club
Sat 05 Nov – Sheffield – Plug
Sun 06 Nov – Nottingham – The Maze
Mon 07 Nov – Cambridge – The Portman Arms
Tue 08 Nov – Leeds The Brudenell Social Club
Wed 09 Nov – Hull – Adelphi
Thu 10 Nov – Edinburgh – The Electric Circus
Sat 12 Nov – Glasgow – CCA/Saramago Café Bar
Sun 13 Nov – Newcastle – Cluny 2
Mon 14 Nov – Birmingham – Hare and Hounds
Sun 20 Nov – Bristol – Start The Bus
Mon 21 Nov – Brighton – Komedia Brighton
Thu 1 Dec – London (XOYO)
Fri 2 Dec – Ramsgate (Ramsgate Music Hall)

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The Wave Pictures – album & tour news



The Running Man appears on The Wave Picture’s forthcoming album ‘Bamboo Diner In The Rain’ released on 11th November 2016.

Thu 03 Nov – Manchester – Deaf Institute
Fri 04 Nov – Halifax – Arden Road Social Club
Sat 05 Nov – Sheffield – Plug
Sun 06 Nov – Nottingham – The Maze
Mon 07 Nov – Cambridge – The Portman Arms
Tue 08 Nov – Leeds The Brudenell Social Club
Wed 09 Nov – Hull – Adelphi
Thu 10 Nov – Edinburgh – The Electric Circus
Sat 12 Nov – Glasgow – CCA/Saramago Café Bar
Sun 13 Nov – Newcastle – Cluny 2
Mon 14 Nov – Birmingham – Hare and Hounds
Sun 20 Nov – Bristol – Start The Bus
Mon 21 Nov – Brighton – Komedia Brigh



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Stanley Brinks & The Wave Pictures – Berlin (video) + UK dates

Stanley Brinks is joined by The Wave Pictures for their new record ‘My Ass’, the follow up to last year’s ‘Gin’, and their fourth album together.

After ‘Gin’ Brinks wasted no time in taking The Wave Pictures straight back to the studio, bright and early, the morning after the final show of their tour, to ensure they lost none of the fire still burning in their hearts from the final night’s drinks. Three playful days and twelve loose, jazzy, tracks later, with Brinks making salubrious use of his new penny-whistle and the assembled studio choir of friends hanging out, embraced into the recordings, he had his camel, ‘My Ass’.

Stanley Brinks was born in Paris, France, in 1973. He studied a bit of biology and worked as a nurse for a while. Half Swedish, half Moroccan, strongly inclined to travel the world, he soon began spending most of his life on the road and developed a strong relationship with New York. By the late 90s he’d become a full time singer-songwriter – André Herman Düne – as part of three piece indie-rock band, Herman Düne. Several albums and Peel sessions later and after a decade of touring Europe, mostly with American songwriters such as Jeffrey Lewis, Calvin Johnson and early Arcade Fire he settled in Berlin. The early carnival music of Trinidad became a passion, and in the early 21st century he became the unquestioned master of European calypso, changing his name to Stanley Brinks. Under this moniker he has recorded more than 100 albums, collaborated with the New York Antifolk scene on several occasions, recorded and toured with traditional Norwegian musicians, and played a lot with The Wave Pictures.

The Wave Pictures are David Tattersall, Franic Rozycki and Jonny ‘Huddersfield’ Helm. Formed in 1998 when Franic and David lived in a village called Wymeswold, the band played with several drummers until Jonny became a permanent member in 2003 replacing Hugh J Noble. In the beginning the band learned to play together by covering Jonathan Richman songs but soon David was writing lots of original material.
They have since released six studio albums to critical acclaim and played numerous sessions on BBC 6 Music, Radio 1 and Xfm. Interest generated from these recordings has enabled The Wave Pictures to play shows all over the world with artists including Jeffrey Lewis, Darren Hayman, Stanley Brinks, Freschard and Herman Düne.

Stanley Brinks solo:
Wed Sep 30th: LONDON – All You Read Is Love, Leytonstone

Tour dates with The Wave Pictures and Freschard:
Fri Oct 2nd : CARDIFF – Full Moon
Sat Oct 3rd : PRESTON – Blitz Club
Sun Oct 4th : EDINBURGH – Teviot Underground
Mon Oct 5th : GLASGOW – Broadcast
Tue Oct 6th : BIRMINGHAM – Hare and Hounds
Wed Oct 7th : LONDON – The Lexington

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